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Sweet treats for women getting mammograms at mobile unit

ST. JOSEPH COUNTY, Ind. – To kick off National Breast Cancer Awareness month, the South Bend Chocolate Company and Saint Joseph Health System are working together to give women who get a mammogram a sweet incentive this October.

SJHS and the Chocolate Company are working together to increase awareness and the importance of early detection of Breast Cancer.

Every woman who gets a mammogram aboard the Mobile Medical Unit during the month of October will receive a bag of Crunch for Cancer caramel corn.

The Mobile Medical Unit takes 3-D mammograms, which are a series of breast images which allow radiologists to evaluate breasts similar to a CT scan, according to the SJHS.

3-D mammograms are also available at the SJHS Paqui and Brian Kelly Breast Cancer locations in Mishawaka and Plymouth.

The MMU will start the campaign parked outside the South Bend Chocolate Factory on West Sample Street on October 1st.

According to SJHS, the mobile unit will continue to make stops around Michiana so it is convenient for women to get screened.

Women who want to get screened must be at least 40-years-old and have a health provider who can receive the mammography scan results. Participants can make appointments between 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. but walk-ups are encouraged.

To track the MMU throughout October, click here. If you would like to schedule and appointment, call (574) 335-4500.

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